- Subject to §§ 16-4018 and 16-4019, a collaborative law communication is privileged under subsection (b) of this section, is not subject to discovery, and is not admissible as evidence.
- In a proceeding, the following privileges apply:
- A party may refuse to disclose, and may prevent any other person from disclosing, a collaborative law communication.
- A nonparty participant may refuse to disclose, and may prevent any other person from disclosing, a collaborative law communication of the nonparty participant.
- Evidence or information that is otherwise admissible or subject to discovery does not become inadmissible or protected from discovery solely because of its disclosure or use in a collaborative law process.
Historical and Statutory
Legislative History of Laws
For history of Law 19-125, see notes under § 16-4001.
This section is based on § 17 of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act. See Vol. 7 , Part 1B, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition or ULA Database on Westlaw.
DC CODE § 16-4017
Current through December 11, 2012
(May 9, 2012, D.C. Law 19-125, § 2(b), 59 DCR 1928.)